Uruguay's departure from the Olympics following the group stages has meant an early return to Liverpool for Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates, who were back at Melwood today training with the rest of the squad. After weeks of talking about the importance of Suarez, it also marked a first chance for manager Brendan Rodgers to spend time with the returning striker.
It's a return that has been quickly followed by suggestions—fuelled by what appeared an unintended early announcement on the club's official TV channel—that a new contract for Suarez is imminent. We will keep you up to date on an further developments on that front, though for the time being the good news of Suarez and Coates returning to training will have to suffice.
With the two Uruguayans back in the fold, it means that only Craig Bellamy remains unaccounted for, though his return is expected to come in a few days following Team GB's defeat at the hands of South Korea on Saturday.